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Grilled Pork Chops with Black Bean Garlic Marinade

Grilled Pork Chops with Black Bean Garlic Marinade were easy and tasty, and this is a great idea for a low-carb dinner from the grill! 

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These Grilled Pork Chops with Black Bean Garlic Marinade are my first new grilling recipe of the year! Even though my grill is on a covered deck where I could use it all year, the weather in Salt Lake has been so cold and rainy this spring that I’ve been thinking  more about soup than grilling. Then a couple of very cute boys stayed at my house a few weeks ago and my nephew Ethan washed off the grill so we could cook hot dogs.

That wasn’t a very gourmet start to the grilling season, but I made up for it this week with these grilled pork chops with a very interesting Asian-flavored marinade. If you’re not a pork eater, I think this would also taste wonderful on beef. The hardest part might be finding the Black Bean Garlic Sauce, but I’m thinking a similar Asian sauce could be used.

The Black Bean Garlic Sauce that’s used in the marinade is something you may have had in Chinese food from a restaurant, and I loved the way it was used in this marinade that I adapted from a recipe found in The Bon Appetit Cookbook: Fast Easy Fresh (affiliate link). This sauce does have some carbs, but remember that in a marinade you’re only eating the very small amount that clings to the meat.

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How to Make Grilled Pork Chops with Black Bean Garlic Marinade:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. I used thick bone-in pork chops, and I like to trim them pretty well.
  2. Mix together Black Bean Garlic Sauce (affiliate link), minced garlic, soy sauce or Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link), sesame oil, lime juice, ginger puree, and peanut oil to make the marinade.
  3. Put trimmed pork chops into a Ziploc bag (or plastic container with a snap-tight lid), pour the marinade over, and let the chops marinate in the fridge for 6 hours or longer.
  4. When you’re ready to cook the pork chops, drain them and let the meat come to room temperature while you spray grill with non-stick spray or olive oil and preheat the grill to medium-high heat (you can only hold your hand there for 2-3 seconds at that heat.)  If you’re using thinner pork chops than I did, make the heat a bit lower.
  5. Cook pork chops about 6 minutes total on the first side, rotating once if you want to get criss-cross grill marks.
  6. Turn and cook about 6 minutes more, or until internal temperature is about 145F/65C using an Instant Read Meat Thermometer (affiliate link)
  7. Serve hot.

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Grilled Pork Chops with Asian Black Bean-Garlic Marinade found on KalynsKitchen.com

Grilled Pork Chops with Black Bean Garlic Marinade

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 32 minutes

Grilled Pork Chops with Black Bean Garlic Marinade are easy and tasty, and this is a great dinner from the grill!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 thick cut pork chops, preferably bone-in
  • olive oil, for oiling grill grates

Marinade Ingredients

  • 2 T Black Bean Garlic Sauce
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 T soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. sesame seed oil
  • 2 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 T ginger puree
  • 3 T peanut oil

Instructions

  1. Trim visible fat from pork chops.
  2. Mix together Black Bean Garlic Sauce (affiliate link), minced garlic, soy sauce or Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link), sesame oil, lime juice, ginger puree, and peanut oil to make the marinade.
  3. Put pork chops into a Ziploc bag (or a plastic container with a snap-tight lid) and pour marinade over.
  4. Let pork marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours (or longer if you’re away from home all day.)
  5. When you’re ready to cook the pork chops, remove the meat from the refrigerator, drain pork chops in a colander placed in the sink, and let meat come to room temperature.
  6. Oil the grill grates with a paper towel dipped in olive oil or spray with olive oil or nonstick spray, then preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high.  (You can only hold your hand there for 2-3 seconds at that heat.)
  7. Lay pork chops on the grill at a diagonal to grill grates and cook 3 minutes or until grill marks appear, then rotate a quarter-turn and cook 3 minutes more to get second set of grill marks. (Lift the pork chop after 3 minutes to see if the grill marks are as dark as you'd like)
  8. Turn pork chops over and cook about 6 minutes more, or until internal temperature is about 145F/65C on an Instant Read Meat Thermometer (affiliate link).
  9. If you don’t have a meat thermometer, the pork should feel firm but not hard to the touch.  You can cut a piece open to check and it should be barely pink inside.
  10. Serve hot.

Notes

I used my fresh-frozen lime juice for this recipe.

Nutritional information is based on the small amount of marinade that is actually eaten.

Recipe adapted from The Bon Appetit Cookbook: Fast Easy Fresh.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 398Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6.3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 302mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: .3gSugar: .4gProtein: 41g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South BeachDiet Suggestions:
Although the Black Bean Garlic Sauce has some carbs, you only eat the small amount that clings to the meat, so these Grilled Pork Chops with Black Bean-Garlic Marinade should be fine for a low-carb or low-glycemic diet plan. When you’re trimming the pork chops, remember the guidelines for 10% fat or less if you’re making this recipe for the  South Beach Diet.

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    16 Comments on “Grilled Pork Chops with Black Bean Garlic Marinade”

  1. I think it will be fine; glad you're enjoying the marinade.

  2. I made a version of this last week with a pork tenderloin. Then used 3T of the garlic black bean sauce on a tenderloin again tonight and was worried I was going to over marinate. From reading you recipe, I am hoping overnight in the fridge will be fine. Thanks,
    liseanne

  3. Great Asian flavoured variation. I've printed this off and hope mine turn out half as good as this! The marinade ingredients are making my mouth water already.

  4. Thanks Shirley. Ginger puree is sold in a jar, sometimes called ground ginger. It's often by the produce.

  5. You excel at pork recipes, Kalyn! I'll look for that black bean garlic sauce for sure. What is ginger puree? Ginger that's been run through the food processor as "puree" implies?

    Thanks!
    Shirley

  6. Barbara, how fun to have an Asian market close by. I feel your pain; saw some photos of Denver today and it didn't look good!

  7. Sounds delish; I'm sort of new to the whole Asian thing but since recently discovering an amazing, almost Costco size Korean market near me in Denver, the fear of 'where to find it' is no longer and I'm anxious to spread my wings.

    I barbecue during the winter but it's not the same; although it is so cold and wet and a bit snowy in Denver today I do wonder if this winter will ever end!

  8. Thanks Pam and Susie. I really liked these for something different in pork chops.

  9. That sounds like a fabulous recipe Kalyn, thanks for sharing. Always looking for more grill recipes!
    Aloha!

  10. Oh, the chops look great and they have to be delicious with that marinade.

  11. Nancy, thanks. Hope you try it.

    Lydia, this would be great on flank steak! I might try that myself.

    Donna, you are too kind. I think meat is so hard to photograph.

  12. Seriously, that looks like the most delicious chop I've ever seen!

    Cheers!
    Donna

  13. As you know, I'm not a pork eater, but I have black bean garlic sauce in the fridge and a flank steak in the freezer. I think this marinade would be delicious on beef.

  14. Yum, yum! I love grilled pork chops and your recipe sounds delish…

  15. Sushma, not hard at all. Just don't over cook the meat and they will be great.

  16. I have never tried grilling pork chops at home. This looks so delicious that I'm going to give it a fair try!!